Earlier this week the Atlanta Hawks announced the team has signed the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft by Phoenix, 6-foot-6 guard and native of Belgrade, Serbia Bogdan Bogdanovic to a contract extension, which begins with the 2023-24 season. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
In his third season with the Hawks, Bogdanovic is averaging 14.1 points on .437 shooting, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 28.5 minutes per game. In 43 games (five starts), he is shooting a team-best .401 from three-point range. Bogdanovic is one of only 10 players in the NBA this season to be shooting over .400% from three-point territory, while attempting at least 6.5 triples per game. He has connected on three-or-more from behind the arc 20 times as a reserve this season (24 times total), one of only five bench players in the NBA to have at least 20 such games.
“Bogi brings so many of the qualities we are looking for in a Hawks player. In addition to his elite shooting ability, he has the versatility to thrive as a starter or sixth man, and a competitiveness that is invaluable to our team and culture,” General Manager Landry Fields said. “
Originally Bogdanovic played internationally for Partizan (Serbia) and Fenerbahce (Turkey) before coming to the NBA. Prior to signing with the Hawks in November 2020, he played three seasons in Sacramento and was awarded the 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge Most Valuable Player, competing for Team World.
Over his six seasons in the NBA, Bogdanovic has career averages of 14.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steal in 28.6 minutes per game in 359 games (156 starts).